Christmas Luncheon & Gift Exchange
December 18, 2006 10:30 – Beverly Mulkey, VP
Please bring contributions for our Annual Food Bank Canned Drive AND Gift Exchange ($10 or less) (No white elephant gifts please.)
A Holiday Centerpiece Competition is being tried this year. Members are encouraged to create and bring a centerpiece for the competition. All will be judged and some will be raffled off to lucky winners.
We’re having a Holiday Catered Buffet so reservations must be made by December 11th. Please call
your choice of Salmon or Roast
Sirloin to Beverly Mulkey. 503-472-6972. Then send your check to McMinnville Garden Club,
As 2006 comes to a close, so does our club’s 80th year. So, we will also enjoy a Birthday Party for our Club at our December meeting. Don’t miss this chance to celebrate and enjoy a great time with other Garden Club members.
Turkey Day is over and we’ve all shifted into “over-drive” to meet the many demands of the coming Christmas holiday season. There’s the tree to decorate, cards to address, gifts to purchase or make, gifts to wrap, gifts to mail, cookies and candy to make, parties to attend, programs to enjoy with family and friends, and much more.
Our Club’s own holiday celebration is Monday,
December 18, 2006 at Hillside Retirement Community,
Whew! It’s a good thing our gardens are “sleeping” so we have time for catching the spirit of Christmas and sharing time with loved ones. Have a blessed Holiday Season!
Gaye Stewart, President
Hort. 101 - Julie Maahs
Care of Poinsettias: Place in indirect light, at least six hours of light is ideal. Keep away from warm and cold drafts, open windows, doors etc. Ideal temperatures for best growth are
60°F – 75°F daytime, 55°F at night. Check soil daily, water when soil becomes dry. If wrapped in foil, punch some holes so the water can drain. Do not fertilize when the plant is in bloom.
December 12 is National
Poinsettia Day- By an act
of Congress, December 12 was set aside as National Poinsettia Day. The date
marks the death of Joel Roberts Poinsett who is credited with introducing the
Native Mexican plant to the
So be sure to give someone you love a Poinsettia on December 12, National
December 18, 1933
Meeting was called at home of Mrs. Cook – with Mrs. Chenowith assisting. Nine answered roll call.
Mrs. Chenowith gave the calendar for the month which proved interesting and helpful.
Mrs. Pearson talked on things to do to bring Christmas spirit into the home. She also has an interesting wreath made of fir boughs, fruit and vegetables. Some winter bouquets were discussed and studied.
The speaker being unable to be at this meeting, a general discussion among the members proved beneficial. No dues. Marie Harztell, Sec.
“Every Gardener knows that under the cloak of winter lies a miracle….
A seed waiting to sprout, a bulb opening to the light, a bud straining to unfurl.
And anticipation nurtures our dream. “
It’s time to make your habitat ready for winter!
· Clean all of your feeders with a solution of one part chlorine bleach to ten parts water.
· Place your feeders before bad weather so the birds will become familiar with their location. Place them where they will be safe from predators.
· Clear all debris from small ponds. Decaying leaves and other vegetable matter will rob the water of precious oxygen.
· Plan to have a bird bath available, one made of plastic or another material that will not be harmed by the freezing weather.
At last report, all were healthy and ready to enjoy the winter season!
Websites to Check Out
Floral Arrangement Ideas
Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas
Winter Care of Houseplants
New Sprouts – Mary Whinery
Welcome to Elsie Carpenter! Her interests include Container Gardening, Perennials and Herbs. Be sure to say Hi to her at our next meeting!
“Backyard Havens” Garden Tour June 24, 2007 - Patty Sorensen
Big THANKS to the following members who signed up to help with the Garden Tour & Faire at the November meeting: Ann Silverthorne, Cindi Miller, Mildred Reppeto, Stephanie Janik, Beverly Mulkey. Two major roles still need to be filled: Day of Tour Chair and Ticket Coordinator.
Organized in 1926
Backyard Habitat Alicia Dimond
Field Trips Judy Eggers
Garden Tour 2007 Patty Sorensen
Garden Tour 2008 Jean Lierman
Garden Faire 2007 Margaret Roberts
Historian Dorothy Mathiesen
Horticulture Julie Maahs
Hospitality Julie Hughes
Library Plant Care Sandy Ford
Membership Mary Whinery
Newsletter/Website Patty Sorensen
Newsletter Asst. Sandy Bolmer
Parliamentarian Sharon Gunter
Post Office Landscape Joanne DeWitt
Publicity/PR Beverly Mulkey
Scholarship Ann Silverthorne
Sunshine Joan Friese
Telephone Vicki Brink
Yard of Month Evelyn Mundinger
Yearbook/Photography Kim Jongedyk
The newsletter deadline for submission of
articles for our monthly newsletter is
the 25th of each month. Please send them
to Patty Sorensen.
Do you know of any prospective
Garden Club members? Be sure to let
Mary Whinery know names and
addresses. We would love to send
them our newsletter for two months.